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: the president is staying in nevada to study up for wednesday. romney will be hunkering down here in denver. recent polls show mitt romney is trailing in most must win states. his team is hoping a good performance on wednesday will help shift the momentum. in denver danielle nottingham. anita, back to you. >>> for months now you've been getting the political spin from both sides in in election. now it's time -- in this election. now it's time for just the facts and we are your go to station for wednesday night's debate. 9news is teaming up with our sister publication usa today and all night long beginning at 9 p.m. we will be fact checking what the candidates are saying. we'll also live stream the debate on our website. so turn your tv to 9 to watch the debate. it starts at 9:00 and log onto www.wusa9.com for live fact checking at the same time. then 9news at 11:00 for the most comprehensive and accurate debate coverage. >>> supreme court justices back on the bench today for another crucial term. a fight over the university of texas' affirmative action program is the first watershed case th
looked down when his opponent spoke and sometimes appeared angry or peevish. romney kept his eyes glued on the president, waiting to jump in. today, mr. obama delivered some of the comebacks he missed last night. >> he said he would eliminate funding for public television. ( laughter ) ( booing ) that was his answer. i mean, thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. it's about time. we didn't know that big bird was driving the federal deficit. >> reporter: so the question now is does the campaign send the president back to debate camp? earlier this week, he described it as a drag, and, scott, one source close to the white house tells us the president appeared irritated during debate prep in nevada, a common affliction for presidents who aren't used to being challenged face to face. >> pelley: we're going to switch now to jan crawford who is covering the renewed romney campaign tonight, jan. >> >> reporter: scott, romney had gotten off his message the past few weeks and conservatives criticized him for not being tough enough on the president. last night he silenced
conference in colorado welcomed mitt romney with thunderous applause on thursday. the unscheduled stop was a victory lap of sorts, following a strong performance at the first presidential debate. >> trickle down government that the president proposes, it is one where he will raise taxes on small business, which will kill jobs. i want to keep the taxes down on small business so we can create jobs. >> reporter: an instant cbs news poll on the uncommitted voters showed romney won the first debate by a margin of 2- 1. speaking on thursday he continues to draw contrast with the president. >> we don't measure compassion by how many people we can put on food stamps. but we measure it by how many people you can get a good job to get off of food stamps. >> reporter: president obama came out swinging thursday, something critics say he should have done at the debates. >> the presidented told a crowd of supporters in denver a different challenger showed up wednesday night. >> the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year. promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that will pay
to convince people because he's down in the polls. >> reporter: the president and mitt romney square off again two more times. the next debate is a town hall style event in new york. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >> we sampled some reaction to the debate some our facebook page. it said the problem with the debate is they're going past their time limit and mitt romney wasn't clear what he would do for the economy. so for me it's a tie. kia said not only did romney insult educators, he also insulted the poor. obama wasn't a big winner tonight either. he lacked an aggression. so overall i think it was a fair fight. you can leave your comments by going to facebook.com/wusa9. >>> the candidates can get carried away sometimes when they are explaining their positions. so did mitt romney or president owe bottom ma stretch the truth -- president obama stretch the truth when they were talking about taxes. derek mcginty watched the debate with our partners at "u.s.a. today." >> reporter: there was a lot to talk about and a lot of facts out there, especially this $5 trillion in tax cuts. pr
to study up for wednesday. romney will be hunkering down in denver. recent polls show mitt romney is trailing in most must win states. his team is hoping a good performance on wednesday will help shift the momentum. in denver, danielle nottingham, anita, back to you. >>> for months now we've been getting both political parties' spin on the election. now it's time for just the facts no, more bull and we are your go to station including for wednesday night's debate. 9news is teaming up with our sister publication usa today. all night long beginning at 9 p.m. on our website we'll be fact checking what the candidates actually say and live stream the debate on our website. turn your tv to channel 9 to watch the debate at 9:00 and log onto www.wusa9.com for live fact checking at the very same time. then 9 news now at 11:00 for the most comprehensive and accurate debate coverage. >>> coming up we'll go back out to nationals park where derek is going to be talking to a man who has seen almost every nationals game since they started playing in the city seven years ago. you'll want to see t
and governor romney get down to business preparing for tomorrow's debate. >>> a new head ache for american airlines. the faa is now investigating why rows of seats are coming loose. >>> the killing of a young mother puts the spotlight on the border patrol, and caroline kennedy talks about just released autopsy of her father. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> in my view, it's not so much winning and losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself. it's about something bigger than that. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] they're making me do my homework. >> president obama and mitt romney prepare for the first presidential debate. >> it is being called the most critical moment in the 2012 campaign. >> arguably the most important night of romney's political career. >> my husband is completely confident, completely balanced, completely capable of doing this. >> there are seats loose in the back. >>> american airlines seats coming loosed my flight. >> a flight from miami retur
is down at any given time. you can see the trends over time of who is up and who is down. this is what mitt romney is looking at right now. the gap over the past two weeks is clear and consistent. >> as this evolves, this will be updated tomorrow and you'll see whether or not the debate had the impact that romney is hoping it might have. >> it's rare that something like that is instant. you'll see it over the next couple of days. you'll see it show up and you'll see it show up here. you'll see these lines converge. if obama wins big, you'll see it start to diverge. >> obviously we'll be chatting with you all night long as you fact check this debate. you can check it out live on wusa9.com. not only are we streaming it live, you can look at the fact check as it happens and you can understand when one candidate or the other is trying to pull a fast one. toss it back to you in the studio. >> multiplatform at its best. derek, thanks. we'll see you later. >>> an update on a story we told you about yesterday. this woman wanted by police for trying to ride a manatee. a witness snapped this
to that. >> reporter: as romney pushed on the president looked down or away even as he kept a slight smile on his face. for the president accusing romney to seeking to cut money for education, romney snapped back in one of the debates few pointed moments. >> as a president you're entitied to your own airplane and own house but not your own facts. >> reporter: he offered few details about tax cuts. prompting the president to fire back. >> when governor romney said he'll replace it with something, but can't detail how it will be, in fact, replaced, and the reason he set up the system he did in massachusetts is because there isn't a better way of dealing with the pre-existing conditions. >> reporter: at one point the president admonished the moderator for limiting his time. but the president's demeanor outraged many of his supporters who were upset he didn't challenge romney more aggressively. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down. enduring the debate. >> reporter: obama campaign sources concede romney's extensive debate preparation paid off. but david plouffe insi
's comments about cutting funding to pbs. >> elmo has to watch out, too. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again, but he's going to bring down the hammer on sesame street. >> and finally, it's what supporters had hoped he would have brought up at the debate, the 47% comment made by romney at a fund raising event missing the portion of americans expected to vote for the president. >> it takes more than one party. it certainly can't happen if you are willing to write off half the nation before you take office. >> surrounded by supporters. >> we are strong and we're going to contin fighting forward. >> mr. obama hopes to keep the swing state of virginia blue for the second time in 48 years. >> if you'll vote for me in november, we will win a fairfax county again. >> at george mason university, surae chin 9news now. >> as you know, there are two more presidential debates. the next scheduled for tuesday, october 16. >>> the new estimate puts the deficit for the 2012 budget year at $1.1 trillion. this is the fourth straight year of trillion dollar deficits under president
later it's 7.8%. for both presidents, unemployment generally trended down all the way to election day. as you might expect, president obama and governor romney saw these numbers quite differently and we have two reports tonight. first, nancy cordes covering the president and she's in cleveland. nancy? >> reporter: scott, you could practically see the relief on the president's face today and not just because this news helped to change the subject from his shaky debate performance. high unemployment has been an albatross around his neck the past four years. today he mentioned the drop not once but twice starting at virginia. >> this morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. (cheers and applause) more americans entered the work force, more people are getting jobs. >> reporter: around steady rain in cleveland where president obama shared a coat with the supporter who introduced him, he made it clear to a crowd of 9,000 that he understands there's still a long way to go. >> there are too many friends and neighbors who are still look
're part of the american family. what's happening down in new orleans? where is your dollar? where is your money? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. >> the obama campaign issued a response reading in part mitt romney's allies recirculated video of a 2007 event that was open to and extensively covered by the press at the time. if romney believes americans will accept these desperate attacks it's they who are in for a surprise. >>> a republican judge in pennsylvania has truck down the state's tough new voter i.d. law a move that can help democrats. it means votes will not have to show a photo i.d. to cast ballots on november 6th. opponents said it would disenfranchise voters. governor corbett supported that law. >> this is what the court has ruled. i'm sure that the supreme court will get an opportunity to review it. >> the court has finally ruled in favor of the voters to allow people to vote the way they've always voted without these totally cumbersome rules. >> there's 20 electoral votes at stake in pennsylvania. >>> the house of representatives has schedule an oct
tasty. >>> mitt romney on the other hand seemed down right human. he really did. he was relaxed before the debate. this is mitt and his wife ann watching their son playing a rousing game of jinga. this is real. we're not making it up. look how much fun they are having. they don't drink or smoke, jinga kicks ass. >> two best friends are charged with murdering one of their husbands. police arrest them even there's no physical evidence to connect them to murder. >> "48 hours" look at the evidence police do have and why it's so controversial. we'll preview tomorrow night's report in our next hour. >> but first time now for this morning's health watch with dr. holly phillips. >> good morning. in today's health watch fall allergies are here. if you suffer from seasonal allergies and you know who you are, you may be reaching for the tissues right now. experts say this will be a sneeze year than normal fall season. that's because the unusually warm summer gave a jump start to rag wide pollen. it may hang around longer too. 30 million americans suffer from allergy ryan ties which is known as ha
, mitt romney says there is a reason unemployment sits at 7.8%. >> the reason it's come down is due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. and if you drop out of the work force, if you give up and say look, i can't go back to work, i'm going to stay home. if you drop out all together, you aren't part of the employment statistics. >> president obama spent part of his day in virginia as well and speaking at a rally in george mason in fairfax. >> i'm surae chin on the campaign trail at george mason university in fairfax, virginia, where the president spoke. the first speaking event in virginia since the debate. >> more americans entered the work force. more people are getting jobs. >> it was his first talk in the battleground state of virginia since his performance at wednesday night's debate. >> in if anything, it would be positive job numbers and that's what he honed in on. >> it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> in a room full of supporters, a setting is more comfortable with. >> fired up the crowd. >> th
, but they can hurt you and mitt romney will be looking to do damage to president obama tonight. meantime, in swing state, colorado, debates are coming down to the last minute for everybody. the candidates and those who will be running the show. for more, we go live to danielle nottingham. >> as you mentioned, both candidates are trying to avoid any major mistakes tonight. and it will be all about the economy tonight. the first three segments will be devoted to that topic. president obama will make his case for another four years to fix the comply and mitt romney will argue it's time for a change. when mitt romney and president obama meet on this stage for their first debate, more than 50 million viewers are expected to tune in. greg wayland is an important member of that audience. he's an undecided voter. >> i think they are talking directly to me. >> wayland's top issue, the economy. >> that's going to be the thing for me. someone that comes forward with a cohesive plan for america and where america fits into that. that's what swings me the other way. >> both candidates spent hours
in colorado welcomed mitt romney with thunderous applause on saturday. it was a victory lap. >> trickle down government that the president proposes is one where he will raise taxes on small business, which will kill jobs. i instead want to keep taxes down on small businesses to create jobs. >> an instant cbs news poll of the uncommittedded voters showed that he won the first debate by a margin of 2-1. speaking on thursday, he continues to draw contrast with the president. >> we don't measure compassion on how many people to put on food stamp and how many you can get a good job to get off the food stamps. >> reporter: president obama came out swinging on thursday, something that critics say he should have done at the debate. >> the president told the crowd of supporters in denver that a different challenger showed up on wednesday night. >> the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year. seeing $5,000 in tax cuts. and they said that he didn't know anything about that. >> and the president slammed romney for saying that he would cut funding. >> we didn't know that bi
tuition low for our young people. when it comes to our tax code, governor romney and i both agree that our corporate tax rate is too high. so i want to lower it. particularly for manufacturing. taking it down to 25%. but i also want to close those loopholes that are giving incentives for companies that are shipping jobs overseas. i want to provide tax breaks for companies that are investing here in the united states. on energy governor romney and i, we both agree that we've got to boost american energy production. and oil and natural gas production are higher than they've been in years. but i also believe that we've got to look at the energy source of the future like wind and solar and biofuels and make those investments. so all of this is possible. now, in order for us to do it we have to close our deficit and one of the things i'm sure we'll be discussing tonight is how do we deal with our tax code and how do we make sure that we are reducing spending in a responsible way? but also how do we have enough revenue to make those investments? and there is where there's a difference because go
, the candidates themselves. we caught up with the president and governor romney on the campaign trail. mr. president, the race as we speak is essentially tied. i wonder, do you think this is going to come down to the debates? >> well, i don't think that any single factor ends up making a big difference. i think the debates will matter to some undecided voters and to extent that we present a very clear choice for the american people hopefully we'll be able to tease out what's at stake in this election. but i think the economy is still going to have a lot of bearing on it. overall, though, what i think is going to matter most to people is who do they think is going to be a strong and effective advocate on behalf of their hopes and their dreams? >> pelley: you could get asked any question under the sun at the debates. how do you prepare for that? >> well, the nice thing about having been president is i've been dealing with just about every issue for the last four years. so a lot of preparation for me is just trying to get back into game shape, as they say. hopefully what i'm going to be able
it my way. >> mr. president, please respond directly to what the governor just said about trickle down. >> well -- >> reporter: he didn't respond to that question. went to his talking points instead for a long statement. the moderator then asked governor romney. >> do you have a question that you would like to ask the president directly about what he sa? >> reporter: no question for the president. they both said essentially they're men of the people. >> the teacher that i met in las vegas, wonderful young lady. >> a woman came to me and said i can't afford insurance for myself or my son. >> mr. president, you're entitled to your own airplane and your own house but not your own facts. >> reporter: you have to have zinger. >> for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan and now five weeks before the election he's saying that his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: something maybe to take issue with. >> because i think this was a terrific debate. >> reporter: substantive new information about their plans. maybe the next debate. both men were respectful of one another but not dif
of the hot topics between president obama and governor mitt romney health care and medicare. >> indeed. kristin fisher tracking the debate for us this morning. she's live in the satellite center trying to break it all down. these are complex issues. >> reporter: good morning. this debate was so focused on the economy that it took the candidates 45 minutes before they ever mentioned the words health care. but when they did, it was certainly one ever the more memorable exchanges of the night. lively exchanges of the night. at one point mitt romney told the president point blank that if elected, he would repeal his health care law to which the president responded by saying, but we've seen this model work really well in massachusetts. here's part of that exchange. >> i want to take the $716 billion you've cut it and put it back into medicare. by the way, we can include a prescription program. but the idea of cutting $716 billion from medicare to be able to balance the additional cost of obama care is in my opinion a mistake. with regards to young people coming along, i've got proposals to
, that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more, if you will trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer for america. >> reporter: jobs was the dominant issue. the comment that lit up twitter more than anything else was a comment by mitt romney how he would cut spending to pbs. the debate was hosted by pbs' jim lehrer. >> i'm sorry, jim. i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, big bird and i like you, too, but i'm not going to keep spending things and borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: after the comment was made, there were 17,000 tweets per minute for the words "big bird ,," 10,000 for pbs. this debate really dominated twitter more so than either of the conventions. it was really pretty incredible. i'll have more on that and more from what the candidates had to say about medicare, taxes coming up at 5:30. back to you. >> really interesting. fall pledge drives have started at your local public tv and radio. >> big bird will have to take a pay cut. >>> we had a couple of former local politicians w
subtle message to mitt romney. >> today's news should give us some encouragement. it shouldn't be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy. just try to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: the struggling economy is considered the president's soft spot and number one issue for voters. it's a centerpiece of romney's campaign, they hit the president hard throughout on employment including in this week's debate. >> we have 43 three straight months above 8%. i'll help create 12 million new jobs in this country. >> reporter: the new jobs report with unemployment below 8% robbed romney of one of his most reliable campaign lines. he said friday the economy should be better and that the decline in the unemployment rate showed how much people are struggling. >> looks like unemployment is getting better. the truth is if the same share of people were participating in the workforce today as on the day that the president got elected our unemployment rate would be around 11%. that's the real reali
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